Environment | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST


Excavation, tree removal underway at planned Hartlen Point military test site amid opposition

Neighbours worry the DND is forging ahead with its $129M warship facility before all of its environmental impact studies have been made public.

By Martin Bauman

The first omen that Hartlen Point’s newest arrival—a controversial Canadian naval testing facility that’s soon to be built on three acres of Halifax’s shoreline popular with birders, hikers and surfers—might not begin as smoothly as Canada’s Department of National Defence leaders had hoped came this past Sunday, March 5, the same day that construction crews readied to begin clearing trees and brush from the site. The snow was melting...